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The 2015 NFL Draft is less than a week away, and that means it is time for the No Static Radio Draft Team to get in on the mock drafting. With mock drafts popping up every few minutes across the web, the team of Bob Evans, Dave Jack and Jason Snider decided to get together via email and create one of their own—even if it took a little over a week to actually complete it. Evans and Jack also co-host the “C-Town & Down Show” every Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. on No Static Radio.
The trio of Evans, Jack and Snider will be hosting the 2015 NFL Draft Party and live radio show from Scoreboards Bar and Grill in Northfield, Ohio on April 30th from 8 p.m. until the end of the first round—but we decided to give you a sneak preview of some of the “hard hitting” analysis you can expect. For those interested in coming out to the event, you can find the address here. If you cannot make it, please tune into NoStaticRadio.com or download the Mixlr app and find the “NoStaticRadio” feed.
Before we get started, there are a couple of important things to note.
First, this mock was started prior to the news of Shane Ray’s foot injury. So if he ends up falling on draft day, don’t yell at us haha. Secondly, the trio consistently rotated picks in the order of Jack-Snider-Evans—which you can see next to each pick.
1. Tampa Bay – Jameis Winston – QB, Florida State (Pick Made by Dave Jack)
Winston is the top rated quarterback in this draft class, and Tampa Bay seems comfortable with selecting him.
2. Tennessee – Leonard Williams – DT/DE, USC (Pick Made by Jason Snider)
This is the pick that will set the rest of the draft in motion. To take Mariota or not to take Mariota? That is the question.
3. Jacksonville – Dante Fowler Jr. – DE/OLB, Florida (Pick Made by Bob Evans)
After years of offensive picks, the Jags go and get a much needed versatile pass rusher for their defense.
4. Oakland – Amari Cooper – WR, Alabama (Pick Made by Dave Jack)
The Raiders get Derek Carr some help on offense. This pick may actually be Kevin White, but receiver is the theme here.
5. Washington – Vic Beasley – DE/OLB, Clemson (Pick Made by Jason Snider)
The Redskins lost Orakpo in free agency and fill that void with a player that in my opinion is this draft’s best pass rusher.
6. New York Jets – Marcus Mariota – QB, Oregon (Pick Made by Bob Evans)
Despite acquiring Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason, the Jets cannot pass on Mariota if he falls to them at No. 6.
7. Chicago – Shane Ray – DE, Missouri (Pick Made by Dave Jack)
8. Atlanta – Brandon Scherff – OT/OG, Iowa (Pick Made by Jason Snider)
While pass rusher is still a need, the value isn’t here at this point. They resist the urge to go flashy with Kevin White, although this could be a trade spot for a team that wants to acquire him. If not, they add the best offensive lineman in this draft.
9. New York Giants – Kevin White – WR, West Virgina (Pick Made by Bob Evans)
Could the Giants use a lineman or corner here? Sure. But White falling this far when some expected him to go No. 4 to Oakland is too much to pass on, especially with Victor Cruz coming off an injury with a large contract.
10. St. Louis – La’el Collins – OT, LSU (Pick Made by Dave Jack)
The Rams get some much needed help along the offensive line in Collins.
11. Minnesota – Randy Gregory – DE, Nebraska (Pick Made by Jason Snider)
Have you looked at the Vikings depth chart? Depth at WR, pass rusher and CB. While Parker would be a sexy pick, playing in a division with Rodgers, Stafford and I guess Cutler you can never have enough pass rushers. Plus Zimmer loves em 6’5″ or bigger.
12. Cleveland – DeVante Parker – WR, Louisville (Pick Made by Bob Evans)
This scenario is a dream come true for the Browns, as they get to replace Josh Gordon with one of the most physically gifted WRs in this class–now only if they had a QB to throw to him.
13. New Orleans – Trae Waynes – CB, Michigan State (Pick Made by Dave Jack)
The Saints were terrible in coverage last season and while the addition of Brandon Browner helps, Waynes is an immediate upgrade to a weak secondary.
14. Miami – Danny Shelton – DT, Washington (Pick Made by Jason Snider)
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. The Dolphins just gave Ndamukong Suh a Miami Vice speed boat load of cash. But Suh needs a Danny Shelton like Sonny Crockett needed a Ricardo Tubbs.
15. San Francisco – Malcom Brown – DT, Texas (Pick Made by Bob Evans)
With Justin Smith hitting the road via retirement, the 49ers will need to add some beef up front in their 3-4. Brown is one of the most versatile DL prospects in the draft, with the ability to play both DT and DE in the 3-4.
16. Houston – Jaelen Strong – WR, Arizona State (Pick Made by Dave Jack)
The Texans spent a number of years trying to find a complimentary receiver to Andre Johnson, now they need a replacement. Strong will be ready to go for training camp despite an injury, plus Brian Hoyer needs all the weapons he can get.
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